January222013

art-of-swords:

Rare Italian Brandestoc (Buttafuori)

  • Dated: circa 1600

Rare example of Italy’s past this example comes most likely coming from Lombardia, Italy. Officers carried these kind of weapons inside small buildings and carriages. They are about the size of a cane, but with one forceful move the blade comes out of the shaft and it can be used as a polearm. This example is decorated with a chiselled dragon head, the tail serving as a sword catcher.

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